/ partition is unreadable from the hard drive install, but I just ran
fsck on it and know it's clean. I can open it in Nautilus from the LiveCD but
chrooting to it doesn't work! It [the
chrooted install] gives me errors when I try to run
apt-get. What's going on? Why can't Ubuntu start if the partition is fine? I re-installed GRUB using
boot-repair (sourceforge site) and now it doesn't drop me to rescue prompt, but when I start Ubuntu it loads the kernel and initial ramdisk but can't seem to access its own disk. Is there any command line wizardry I can run from the rescue prompt? What's going on?
Recovery Mode results:
Trying to run chkdsk results in an error:
Mountall: Disconnected from Upstart
Trying to drop to root shell results in an error:
sulogin: cannot open user password database
"System Config" results are fine but it tells me under APT that "
Database is consistent: no (BAD)". This is worrying.
The root partition is reported as having 0.05% noncontiguous space, so there are no fragmentation problems.
Something possibly unrelated is in the wall of text that appears whenever you boot without
quiet splash, I saw something along the lines of "sdhci-pci 0:00:02 invalid iomem size - you may experience problems. (I don't know what this is, but it scares me!)
boot-repair twice; once to get GRUB working and not drop me to rescue prompt and another time to try to purge and re-install grub. It wanted me to
chroot to my old install and then run
dpkg-reconfigure to uninstall and reinstall GRUB, but upon trying to run the uninstall command it told me that the command was not installed (will post screens when I find the flash drive I saw them on).
Here's my current bootinfo (generated by boot-repair).
sdc is a flash drive that I had plugged in (and subsequently lost -_-), I didn't know it would be picked up by the script. This is a bootconfig summary from an hour earlier.
(I'll post screenshots when I get my flash drive.)